19 October 2006

1164) Azerbaijani Tv Channels Forbid Showing French Films And Clips

Some Azerbaijani TV channels forbid showing films and clips produced by France, APA reports. The reason for making such decision was the adoption of bill by France Parliament which makes it crime to deny "false" Armenian genocide. . .

ANS vise-president Mir Shahin proved the fact. He said that ANS decided not to show the films and clips produced in this country after the adoption of the law. Azad Azerbaijan TV channel also stopped to show the films and clips. Azad Azerbaijan TV Programs Department chief Elshen Dadashov said they did it to object to France Parliament's decision. Azerbaijan Television and Radio CJSC department Chief Fuad Velikhanov also said that they stopped to display French films and clips. Lider TV News department Chief Veli Akbar told the APA that they have not made decisions yet and they do not consider displaying French films and clips according their plan.

Minije Jeferli, Space TV Programs department chief said that they made the plan of the programs before the bill was adopted so, they continue to show French films and clips. She said if TV authorities make decision about it they will stop showing. Chingiz Aslanov, the assistant of Director of ITV said that they have never shown French films.

Azeri Press Agency Oct 17 2006




TURKEY : CONSUMERS GIVE COLD SHOULDER TO FRENCH PRODUCTS
Fibre2fashion.com, Oct 17 2006

Following French parliament's decision to pass the Armenian bill, some Turkish consumers are refusing to buy products manufactured by the French.

Consumer associations have launched a boycott of French goods while some chain stores are putting labels on French goods to inform consumers of their French origin.

Afra Shopping Center, a supermarket chain operating in Konya has labeled 100 items stating them to be French products.

French store Carrefour, a partnership in Turkey with Sabanci Holdings, has been receiving fewer customers everyday.

A 30 percent decrease in sales of total oil was observed.

Kiler Retail Chain, with 130 stores in Turkey, has shunned sales of French products, cancelled its contracts with Danone and French cosmetics companies and removed other French goods from their shelves.

Clothing company LC Waikiki announced that it wasn't French as it had been purchased from French DDKA Company by Tema Textile Corporation in 1997, hence it is Turkish.

Regular customers of Danone products have been returning them after learning that Danone was a French company.

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